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    1813 S-293 Cent, MS64 Brown
    From the Rasmussen Collection

    1813 1C S-293, B-1, R.2, MS64 Brown NGC. Our EAC Grade MS60. This MS64 Brown piece was formerly the finest known S-293 and tied for finest known of all 1813 large cents, until a nearly full red example surfaced several years ago. The surfaces show subdued cartwheel luster complementing attractively blended pale brown and steel color.

    Variety: Breen Die State IV. Based on Walter Breen's notes, this example is from the latest die state; however, it lacks the stars drawn to the edge as the Norweb coin, plated in the Breen Large Cent Encyclopedia. Despite the late die state, this cent possesses extremely sharp design details on both sides and exhibits full border dentils.

    Population Data (7/14): A total of 34 Mint State 1813 large cents of both varieties appear in the NGC and PCGS population data. This example is the finest of 18 NGC-certified examples; PCGS has certified two finer MS65 Brown examples. Despite the nearly full red example mentioned above, neither service shows any Red and Brown or Red examples on their charts.

    Heritage Commentary: For all dates and grades, NGC and PCGS have certified 359 Mint State Classic Head large cents. Those totals include 14 dated 1809, 27 of 1811, and 34 of 1813.

    Provenance: E.S. Norris; Chapman Brothers (5/1894), lot 565; Ed. Frossard; Benjamin H. Collins (1937); B. Max Mehl; later, Joe Flynn, Sr. Coin Co.; Garry Fitzgerald; C. Douglas Smith; Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz; Del Bland (11/1974); Douglas M. McHenry (Superior Galleries, 9/1986), lot 433; Dr. Allen Bennett (12/1988); Denis W. Loring (4/1989); John B. MacDonald (8/1999); Wes Rasmussen (Heritage, 1/2005), lot 3355. (NGC ID# 224X, Variety PCGS# 36514, Base PCGS# 1570)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    27th Monday
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